These are some summer reads which left an impression; now my stack and library card are humming and wriggling, with all the CanLit prizelist reading – including my new Shadow Jury reading responsibilities towards the 2018 Giller Prize – but these books insist on a sliver of the spotlight.
Jon Chan Simpson invites readers into a world of "abductions, gunshots, commando dads, street-poet moms", a world populated by gangs and kidnapping conspiracies. "‘This thing - chinksta.’ She stumbled over the word, at first but pulled herself through it. ‘You’re worried this is all you got,’ she said. 'This is
As with Week One, this introductory bit will be spoiler-free and let's continue to mark any spoilers in the comments below as other readers join us in mid-month. But next Monday, we'll edge up to spoiler-territory and settle in there firmly on the final Monday. Last week we chatted (on
There won't be any spoilers in the body of these posts, and as many of you are still reading, let's clearly mark any significant spoilers in the comments. And, speaking of, who is still reading? Who is waiting to be convinced to re-read? Who is planning to read but doesn't
The Elizabeth Taylor Centenary has celebrated four novels this year, so far. May marks our reading of A Game of Hide and Seek. Who's in? Published in 1951 in England, Elizabeth Bowen's review of the novel reads like this: "Two masterpiece love stories in our language, Persuasion and Wuthering Heights,